Imagine a sprawling 5,000 acres of lush botanical gardens housing approximately 500 works by 100 artists from 30 countries in over two dozen gallery pavilions. The finest outdoor contemporary art center in the world with the world’s largest collection of palm trees (over 1,500 different species), 4,500 different exotic species of plants, gourmet restaurants and works by the likes of Matthew Barney, Chris Burden, Janet Cardiff, George Miller, Anish Kapoo, and Brazilian superstar Tunga.
We don’t have to imagine because this place exists. Nestled in the state of Minas Gerais in southwest Brazil, Inhotim is a 20 million dollar upkeep project created by mining billionaire Bernardo Paz. Los Angeles-based fashion and beauty photographer Caesar Lima recently photographed these cultural gardens for Miami Living Magazine.